Iran, Turkey back any measure for realisation of $30bn trade between Tehran, Ankara – The Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey issued a joint statement at the end of the 5th Meeting of High Council for Iran-Turkey Strategic Cooperation and stressed that they would take any necessary measures for increasing trade between the two countries to the $30bn goal by strengthening the existing mechanisms.

Dr Hassan Rouhani and Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also expressed deep concerns about the withdrawal of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and imposition of unilateral, unfair sanctions by the US on vast sectors of Iran, and the impacts and harms of the sanctions on the lives of civilians and regional trade, welfare and stability.